'Vulnerable breed' dog wins Best in Show
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 17:21

Congratulations to Sheila, Paul and Jackson (Yazga Love The One You're With) on winning BIS in the Best Of British Companion Dog Show on Saturday.

From http://www.getsurrey.co.uk

A DORMANSLAND dog whose breed is classified as vulnerable by the Kennel Club has triumphed in the organisation’s Best of British Companion Dog Show.

Jackson, a Dandie Dinmont Terrier owned by Sheila Bullock and Paul Keevil, took home the coveted Best in Show prize.

Dandie Dinmonts are on the Kennel Club’s British Vulnerable Breeds list because only 119 puppy registrations were made with it last year, whereas estimates suggest a breed needs at least 300 registrations in order to ensure future survival.

The event was organised to mark the 150th anniversary of dog shows.

The Kennel Club’s Caroline Kisko said: “We are delighted that Jackson won our celebration of 150 years of dog showing, which will help to raise the profile of the lovely Dandie Dinmont breed.

“The day really gave people the chance to find our more about how dog shows can help improve the future of our pedigree dogs.”

Mr Keevil added: “I was delighted when Jackson came home with the prize for the best dog on the day.

“I have no doubt that the judge saw what a happy, healthy dog he is and how much he loves life, and that is why he came back with the prize.

“It’s a double celebration for us to win the show, because Dandie Dinmonts are a vulnerable breed and this will really help potential dog owners to find out about this wonderful breed and whether they might be right for them.”

All money raised from the show is going to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.